Strike, Spare or Gutter Ball?

Strike, Spare or Gutter Ball?

Who doesn’t love to make a night of it and put on some bowling shoes? CC Pace hosted a company outing at AMF Centreville Lanes located just a short distance away from our Fairfax office. We spent the night at the lanes where pizzas were ordered, drinks were poured, and our employees and their families put their best game faces on.

And, who knew the Gordon family (as in Mike Gordon, our President) were such great bowlers? Andrew Gordon, our new resident pro-bowler using his power house technique, rolled the highest score of the evening!  A good time was had by everyone, whether they came to bowl, eat or just hang out for some laughs.  The night was referred to as a “friendly competition” but who are we kidding, bragging rights were clearly at stake!

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The warm weather is upon us and if you haven’t already, now might be a good time to plan your summer vacation.  We surveyed the CC Pace staff about their favorite vacation destinations. The results range from the Jersey Shore to all the way across the pond.  Here, in no particular order, is a list of the “Top 11 Favorite Vacation Spots for the CC Pace Team” (10 just wasn’t enough):

  1. Ocean City, NJ – Two of our teammates enjoy the beach and boardwalk of the Jersey Shore. This beach offers so much to do from golfing to boating, and is also known to have great seafood!
  2. Newport Beach, CA – With West Coast roots, we have one employee who tries to make it back to this beautiful beach at least once a year.
  3. Hatteras, NC – With its gorgeous beaches and laid back feel, Hatteras is a great place to chill with family and friends.
  4. Block Island, RI – This small little island off the coast of Rhode Island is purely a hidden treasure. It has that charming New England feel along with great beaches, this gem is a must see!
  5. Tampa, FL – If you like to fish, this may be the perfect destination for you! Tampa also offers great food and the opportunity to experience some Cuban and Haitian culture.
  6. Virginia Beach, VA – Just a short drive away from life in Northern Virginia is Virginia Beach! This coastline city offers a great boardwalk and some wonderful restaurants.
  7. Home, Staycation – That’s right, those who travel during the week enjoy relaxing at home to decompress. But, if they had to jump on a plane, they would head straight to San Francisco, California – a fascinating city with something for everyone!
  8. Riviera Maya, Mexico – This adventurer likes to explore the Mayan ruins, zip line over the jungles, and do some underground kayaking!
  9. Lake Washington, WA – In the summer, this beautiful lake offers the perfect environment for relaxation. In the cold winter months, this employee likes to soak up some rays in Mexico.  Not only is it a nice break from the cold but you can land some great deals.
  10. Anywhere International – This world traveler likes to hit different places as much as possible. One favorite is Italy…Rome, Venice, Tuscany, truly a magnificent place worth visiting more than once!
  11. Bethany Beach, DE – Sun, surf, and pure relaxation. The sights and sounds of the beach offer a truly calming experience that is much needed during a vacation.

Whether your ideal vacation is full of action and adventure or total relaxation by the water, it is important to take time to de-stress and recharge.  Proven studies have shown that individuals who do not take vacation are less productive and can burnout much quicker than those employees that take a break.  So, now is the time to go explore, relax and make some memories!